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Nature's Gifts Free for All

Use what nature has to offer tomake toys at the Joppa Flats Education Center!

This program was canceled due to the Winter Storm! Season's greetings! Come to Joppa Flats during this festive time of year to create clever and whimsical gifts, toys, and ornaments for the holidays using natural materials. We'll make everything from hand puppets and animal masks, to jewelry and frames, to sculptures and mobiles with simple, easy to follow instructions. Or use our materials to create your own original gift of nature. We'll provide sand, seashells, twigs, stones, bark, driftwood, pinecones, and more at our age-appropriate stations. Bring your imagination and enjoy a day of hand-crafting with your family.

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Canceled! Sunday, December 15, 2013 10am - 3pm

Beverly Holiday Fair Saturday

Four Holiday Fairs in one day in Beverly MA!

Attend four church fairs on the same day and help support Family Promise of the North Shore, an organization working to bring area families out of homelessness. Obtain a "Passport" raffle ticket at any of the four fairs (suggested donation $2.00,) and have it stamped at each Fair. At the end of the day, turn in your ticket with stamps from all four churches to be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including tickets to the North Shore Music Theater's Christmas Carol, tickets to The Cabot Theater, restaurant gift certificates and more! Participating churches are all in Beverly: Dane Street Church, First Baptist Church, First Parish Church and Second Congregational Church. Visit here for more information.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Portraits in Silhouette at Wenham Museum

Portraits in Silhouette will have portrait sittings at the Wenham Museum!

Don’t miss this chance to create a traditional child portrait! Advanced registration required. Sitting Fee is $33 per child. Framing and matting available for an additional fee. Professional silhouette artists Jean and Marcella Comerford from Portraits In Silhouette will be creating hand-cut keepsake portraits during April School Vacation Week at the museum. Silhouettes are a favorite gift for family and grandparents! These professional artists have over 25 years of combined experience!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 10am - 4pm
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Present-Making Workshop at Maritime Gloucester

Make upcycled gifts for family and friends at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a fun holiday gift making workshop for kids ages 5 through 12 years old.  Participants will make 2 fun crafts using recycled materials in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Space is limited, so register early! Parents are required to stay for this workshop - no dropoffs!

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 10am-Noon

Waldorf School Holiday Fair

Kids will love the family activities and events at the Cape Ann Waldorf School's

The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Holiday Fair is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.  Come enjoy engaging and fun family activities while you peruse wonderful hand made crafts and unique products that make great gifts! You'll also enjoy great food and help in fundraising along the way!

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Saturday, November 23, 2013 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

EGES Holiday Craft Fair

East Gloucester School Holiday Craft Fair fundraiser charity for kids.

Come to East Gloucester Elementary School for our traditional holiday with perennial favorite family activities, as well as some new ones! Looking for a gift? There will be plenty of hand made crafts by local vendors!  This is also a great opportunity for a visit with Santa and a photo op with Frosty the Snowman!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 10am-2pm

Make Your Own Hand Print and Footprint Tiles!

Get handprints and/or footprints done in clay as a gift, or just as a treasure.

Mud Puddle Toys is giving parents of the North Shore a great opportunity to create a keepsake that is bound to last a lifetime.  Come to their Salem location with your children, where they will have professional artisans from the North Shore Clay Studio cast their footprints and hand prints in clay. Names, dates, or any other text can be painted on the casts when they are glazed.  These tiles make great gifts for Father's Day or any occasion! Tiles made at this session will be ready for Father's Day!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 12-2pm
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Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent Opening Weekend

Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent at MarketStreet Lynnfield
MarketStreet Lynnfield is pleased to announce the return of one of the North Shore’s most beloved winter traditions, The MarketStreet Rink sponsored by Lahey Health.  This special seasonal destination kicks off its sixth year. This year, the MarketStreet Rink will newly feature a Warming Tent,...

The Y Theatre Company presents Elf Jr

YMCA Theater Comapnay presents Elf Jr. at Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, at the MFA - Boston

Muesum of Fine Arts Boston
Get ready for an adventure with your favorite bear. The beloved teddy bear at the center of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published in 1926 and translated into more than 50 languages, is one of the most famous children’s book characters of all time. This exhibition traces the history and universal appeal...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Farm Friends

Farm Friends a program for preschoolers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm Newbury Massachusetts!
Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

LEGO Club at Newbury Library

Kids are invited to a freestyle LEGO buiild session at the Newbury Town Library!
Kids are invited to a freestyle LEGO buiild session at the Newbury Town Library! Drop in to the NTL Lego Club on Friday afternoons. We supply the Legos and a theme for each week for you to get inspired by. Let’s get building! No registration required. For kids ages 5 and up.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Open Studio at Art Haven

Things to do north of Boston
Friday afternoons are a great time for families to drop-by fand enjoy Open Studio at Art Haven. Participate in a fun activity and access to the studio space to work on clay, painting, drawing or anything else you dream up. All ages are welcome with a parent.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The Real Pocahontas - Living History Event for Kids

TOHP Burnham Public Library invites kids to a  a living history event in Essex Massachusetts
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites kids, ages 6 and older, join us as we welcome actress Carole Weidman as she acts and shares with us the story of the REAL Pocahontas.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Slime Night at Art Haven

A friday night slime party at Cape Ann Art Haven in Gloucester Massachusetts!
Drop the kids off for a fun night slime making!   This brand-new event is just for middle schoolers. Art Haven is a community space where children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to develop creativity and confidence through hands-on learning and collaboration.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in...
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 17

Ski, Skate & Board Consignment Event

Stock up for the season on new and consigned clothing and gear for skiing, skating, hockey, snowboarding and horseback riding!
Stock up for the season on new & consigned clothing & gear for skiing, skating, hockey, and snowboarding! Don't forget the boots; as well as bikes, blades & boards. Earn money for your previously used equipment - get great deals for the upcoming season, for children and adults!

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent Opening Weekend

Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent at MarketStreet Lynnfield
MarketStreet Lynnfield is pleased to announce the return of one of the North Shore’s most beloved winter traditions, The MarketStreet Rink sponsored by Lahey Health.  This special seasonal destination kicks off its sixth year. This year, the MarketStreet Rink will newly feature a Warming Tent,...

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

The Y Theatre Company presents Elf Jr

YMCA Theater Comapnay presents Elf Jr. at Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Improve your nutritional intake at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches

Shop three of the best church fairs in New England, in the same neighborhood on the same day!
Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fair. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking. Gift bargains are served up...
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Brookwood School Admissions Open House

Located on Boston's North Shore on the Beverly/Manchester line just minutes from Route 128, Brookwood is a coeducational private independent day school for grades Pre-K through Eight.
Brookwood School invites you to attend its upcoming admissions open house during which families can tour the school, meet faculty, attend an information program with Head of School Laura Caron and hear from Grade 8 students. Stay tuned for registration information and program! Saturday, November 17...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Old Tyme Country Fair

Old Tyme Country Fair at First Congregational Church in Rowley Massachusetts
Get into the Christmas spirit at the First Congregational Church of Rowley’s Olde Tyme Country Fair on Saturday, November 18th!
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School Open House

Essex North Shore Technical High School hosts an open house for prospective incoming students from the North Shore.
Essex North Shore Technical High School will be having an open house on November 17th from 9a – noon.  The high school is located on 565 Maple Street, Hathorne (Danvers), MA. Prospective students and families are invited to attend. Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School admits...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician...
10:00 am to 10:45 am
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